Alternative Sweeteners to Prevent Cavities

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Alternative Sweeteners to Prevent Cavities

Sugar, is a food ingredient that is impossible to remove. As we know, sugar is the main cause of dental caries. The sugar that is consumed will be metabolized in such a way as to form polysaccharides which allow bacteria to adhere to the tooth surface, besides that it will also provide energy reserves for subsequent caries metabolism and for the proliferation of bacteria that cause cavities.

Synthetic sugars such as saccharin, aspartame and sugar alcohols such as xylitol, sorbitol and maltitol are sweetener alternatives to sugar substitutes that are anti-carious.

Xylitol is the best sugar substitute because plaque bacteria cannot digest xylitol, thereby reducing the bacteria that cause dental caries in the oral cavity. Research shows that chewing xylitol gum for 5 minutes 3-5 times a day can reduce caries.

Sorbitol is a sweetener that is naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Research has concluded that chewing sorbitol gum after meals can significantly reduce the incidence of dental caries.

Maltitol is also a sweetener that does not cause tooth decay. This sweetener is naturally found in pineapples, asparagus, potatoes and carrots.

Always consult your dental and oral health problems with the best dentists and dental clinics in Bali.

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